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FAQ

Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Pelotonia. For additional questions, contact us at pelotonia@pelotonia.org.

General Questions

When is Pelotonia weekend?

Pelotonia weekend is August 3-5, 2018. Please view the schedule below for the weekend breakdown.

Friday, August 3rd: Opening Ceremony (location: McFerson Commons in the Arena District)

Saturday, August 4th: Ride begins for the majority of the routes (25, 45, 55, 75, 100, 135, 155, 180, and 200-mile route)

Sunday, August 5th: Ride continues for 135, 155, 180, and 200-mile routes and starts for 35-mile route

I want to ride. Are there fundraising requirements?

Yes, there is a minimum fundraising commitment for each route. They are:

$1,250: Columbus to Pickerington: 25-miles, 1-day ride

$1,500: Granville to New Albany: 35 miles, 1-day ride

$1,500: Columbus to New Albany: 45 miles, 1-day ride

$1,750: New Albany to Gambier: 55 miles, 1-day ride

$2,000: Pickerington to Gambier: 75 miles, 1-day ride

$2,000: Columbus to Gambier: 100 miles, 1-day ride

$2,250: New Albany to Gambier, Gambier to New Albany: 135 miles, 2-day ride

$2,500: Pickerington to Gambier, Gambier to New Albany: 155 miles, 2-day ride

$2,500: Columbus to Gambier, Gambier to New Albany (extended): 180 miles, 2-day ride

$3,000: Columbus to Gambier, Gambier to New Albany: 200 miles, 2-day ride

How much is the registration fee for Riders?

There will be no change to the Rider registration fee structure in 2018. The registration fee will remain at $100 until 12:09 a.m. on Monday, June 11, 2018 when the fee will increase to $150, then increase to $200 at 12:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

What is a High Roller?

High Rollers are Pelotonia’s biggest fundraisers.  These individuals set big goals and thrive in the quest to make them happen.  It’s not about the minimum with this group.  It’s about doing something big. Really big.

Riders and Virtual Riders can commit to the High Roller fundraising minimum in their personal profile or will be acknowledged as a High Roller if they maintain a minimum of $5,000 in donations after the fund share period. For more details, please see the High Roller page which is located under “Fundraising: High Rollers” on the website.

What is a Virtual Rider?

Virtual Riders are individuals who choose to participate in Pelotonia by only fundraising instead of riding or volunteering.

There is no registration fee. however there is a minimum fundraising commitment of $100.  We do retain a credit card number that will be charged if the commitment is not met by the fundraising deadline. For more details, please see the Virtual Riders page which is located under “Fundraising: Virtual Riders” on the website.

Please note that Volunteers do not need to register as a Virtual Rider should they choose to fundraise.  Volunteers have a personal profile page and access to all of the fundraising tools of a Virtual Rider and Rider.

Why do we ask for your credit card?

Each Rider must pay a non-refundable registration fee that does not count toward his or her minimum fundraising commitment. This is charged to your card when you register.

Your card information must remain on file in case you do not reach your minimum fundraising commitment by the fundraising deadline. After the fundraising deadline, your card will be charged for the remainder of your commitment, if any.

How do I fundraise?

Pelotonia provides many great tools to help you reach your minimum fundraising commitment. When you register, you can create your own customized profile, which allows you to add pictures and tell others why you are riding. Pelotonia also provides a pre-written email, which includes a link to your profile. This email can be found under “Manage My Profile: Solicit Donors /Fundraising Letter.” You can also customize this message and send it to all your contacts.

Please see our Fundraising Tips page to download our Fundraising Toolkit.

What is the fundraising deadline?

Riders, Virtual Riders, and Volunteers have until October 5, 2018 to raise funds for Pelotonia 18.

Can I use Pelotonia marketing materials for my personal fundraising efforts?

Yes, you are able to use Pelotonia’s logos for your personal fundraising efforts. Please send any final designs that use Pelotonia’s assets to Miguel Perez at mperez@pelotonia.org for approval before publication or production. Please click here to access the Pelotonia 18 Asset Kit.

Can I withdraw from the event?

You can cancel your fundraising commitment in Pelotonia up to but not later than 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. For more information or to withdraw, please email Jill Londino at jlondino@pelotonia.org.

Remember, all Riders have until October 5, 2018 to reach their minimum fundraising commitments. If you have questions, please contact Jill Londino at jlondino@pelotonia.org.

Where is the Opening Ceremony?

The Opening Ceremony will be held at McFerson Commons in the Arena District. Click here to view the location on a map.

Where are the Start Lines?

Depending on the route they are registered for, Riders will start at one of the four start locations, as listed below.

25, 45, 100, 180, and 200-mile Riders will begin at McFerson Commons in the Arena District in Columbus, OH.

  • 100, 180, and 200-mile Riders will begin to stage at 6:30am and will depart at 7am.
  • 25 and 45-mile Riders will begin to stage at 7:30am and will depart at 8am.

55 and 135-mile Riders will begin at Bob Evans Headquarters in New Albany, Ohio.

  • 55 and 135-mile Riders will begin to stage at 8:00am and will depart at 8:30am.

75 and 155-mile Riders will begin at Pickerington High School North in Pickerington, OH.

  • 75 and 155-mile Riders will being to stage at 7:30am and will depart at 8:00am.

35-mile riders will begin at Denison University in Granville, OH

  • 35-mile Riders will begin to stage at 8:30am and will depart at 9am.

Riding Questions

What are the routes?

Please visit the Routes page under “The Ride: Route Specifics: Routes” for detailed route information.

Is there a minimum age to ride in Pelotonia?

Yes, you must be at least 14 years of age by the Event Weekend to ride in Pelotonia.  Every Minor Rider is required to have an accompanying Adult Rider participate with them. The accompanying Adult Rider associated with a Minor Rider must be registered prior to completing the Minor Rider registration, as their Rider ID is requested during the registration process. Minors are allowed to ride any of our route distances, as long as they are accompanied by an Adult Rider.

Please note the Minor Rider registration process has changed from 2017, so you do not need to manually submit signed waivers to Pelotonia.

Can I ride a tandem bicycle in Pelotonia?

Yes, but each Rider on the tandem bicycle must register separately and each Rider must meet his/her own individual fundraising commitment for the route that is chosen. Under no circumstances may the fundraising commitment be divided among the Riders on the tandem bicycle.

Can I ride with my infant or child?

No, under no circumstances may you ride with an infant or child attached to your bicycle or any other riding apparatus at anytime during Pelotonia.

How much training should I do?

We have provided training tips, safety rides, and suggested training rides for preparing for Pelotonia. Please visit the Training Tips page under “The Ride: Training Tips” for more details.

Will there be support or rest stops along the route?

We’ve selected a very scenic route through northeast Ohio, keeping in mind that riders of all levels will be participating. There will be a rest stop every 12 to 20 miles for water, food, mechanical and medical attention. Support vehicles will also patrol the route to provide assistance, if necessary.

Do I have to follow rules of the road?

Yes, please visit the Safety page under “The Ride: Safety” for a complete description of the rules of the road.

Can I allow someone else to ride in my place in Pelotonia?

No. Your registration as a Rider in Pelotonia is never transferable, even if you do not or cannot ride in Pelotonia for any reason whatsoever, including any illness or injury that may limit or preclude your participation. You are not permitted to grant another person the right to ride in Pelotonia in your place under any circumstances.

When does the ride start?

The majority of our routes will begin on Saturday of Pelotonia weekend.  25, 45, 55, 75, and 100-mile Riders will complete their routes on Saturday.  135, 155, 180, and 200-mile Riders will stay overnight at Kenyon College on Saturday and continue the second portion of their ride on Sunday of Pelotonia weekend.  35-mile Riders will start and finish their route on Sunday.

Donation Questions

How do I make a donation?

You can make a donation by credit card or check by visiting the donate page on our website.

How do I make a check donation?

To make a donation by check, select “check” from the “I will be paying by” line on the donation page. After submitting your donation, print the invoice that automatically appears on your screen. If you forget to print this invoice, simply print a copy of the Thank You email you will receive at the email address you provide, because it contains the same information.

Please mail your invoice and check made out to PELOTONIA to our check processing address. Please make sure you write the address exactly as it appears below:

Pelotonia
L-3454
Columbus, Ohio 43260-3454

Please note, the above address accepts USPS mail only.

What do I do if a donor hands me a check?

Please mail the check to our check processing address and make sure the address is written exactly as it appears above. Also, be sure that your Rider ID and name are included in the memo line, so that we may appropriately apply the donation to your ride. If the donor made the check out to your name, you are able to sign the check over to Pelotonia prior to mailing it in by writing “Pay to the order of Pelotonia” in the endorsement area on the back of the check along with your signature.

Why do you ask for so much donor information?

The data we collect is necessary to create accurate donor records and provide appropriate tax acknowledgement information. The information is not used for solicitation purposes. If you have any questions about the information that is being collected, please contact Pelotonia at pelotonia@pelotonia.org.

How does Pelotonia handle tax acknowledgement receipts for cash donations?

If you would like a tax acknowledgment receipt, it is always best to make a credit card or check donation. Pelotonia cannot issue tax acknowledgement receipts for cash donations that are not brought directly to the Pelotonia office by the actual donor. Please do not send cash through the mail.

If you are a donor who wants Pelotonia to issue an official tax acknowledgment receipt to you for a cash donation, you must bring the cash donation to the Pelotonia office yourself. Pelotonia cannot issue a tax acknowledgement receipt for a cash donation that is submitted to Pelotonia by someone other than the actual donor.

If you are a Rider who has received a cash donation, there are two options for applying the cash donation to your ride. In the first instance, you may keep the cash and make an online credit card donation to yourself for the same amount. Please note, however, that if you use this option, you will become the official donor and you will receive a tax acknowledgement receipt at the email address that you provide. Please do not substitute the cash donor’s name or address for your own when you make the credit card donation on your card. Alternatively, you may bring the cash donation to our office. In this scenario, Pelotonia still cannot issue a tax acknowledgement receipt to the cash donor who is not present, but you can pick up a blank cash donation receipt that you can provide to your donor to fill out for his/her own record keeping. Please note, Pelotonia will not complete this receipt form for you as it must be completed by the donor.

How do I find who donated to me in previous years?

To look up your previous years’ donors, you can log in to your profile using your email address and password. Scroll down to the bottom of your profile page and expand the section for the desired year’s “Pelotonia Donors.”

Why doesn’t the amount ‘I’ve raised’ equal the total donations listed on my profile page?

While every donation pledged to you is immediately reflected on your donation list on your profile page, a check donation can only be added to the amount that you’ve raised after the check has been received by the Pelotonia office.

To see which check donations have not yet been received by the Pelotonia office, log in to your profile page to view your donor list. Check donations which have not yet been received will show a red “NO” in the column title ‘Paid.’

What happens when donors don’t send the check donations they pledged?

You will want to make sure your donors send their checks. When logged in, you can see the “Paid” column on your donor list. If this appears with a red “NO” next to the donation, then that check has not yet been received. If some time passes and you don’t see a change, you might want to politely follow up with that donor and ask them if they remembered to send their donation. Please remember, you are still responsible for meeting your fundraising minimum. Any unpaid pledges will not count toward your fundraising.

If a donor never sends the check he pledged to the Pelotonia office, it will never be counted towards the amount you’ve raised. If you need that check donation to meet your minimum fundraising commitment, you must follow up with the donor to make sure he sends the check to the Pelotonia office by the fundraising deadline. You may want to remind your donors that Pelotonia does not send a separate invoice for check donations other than the invoices that are sent in the emails immediately after the check donations are pledged.

Can I change the recognition name on a donation?

If you would like to change the recognition name that appears on the Riders public profile page please send an email to pelotonia@pelotonia.org. Please include the following information: Rider name; donor name; date of the donation; desired recognition name.

Is my donation tax deductible and if so, when will I receive a tax receipt?

All donations are 100% tax deductible in the United States, unless the donor received goods and/or services in exchange for all or a portion of his/her donation, such as through an auction or other fundraiser. For foreign donors, please refer to your local tax laws to determine if your donation to Pelotonia is tax deductible.

All credit card donors will immediately receive a tax acknowledgement letter via email. All online check donors will receive a tax acknowledgement letter via email after the check is received by Pelotonia. Tax acknowledgement letters for check donations that were not previously pledged through the Pelotonia website will be sent out monthly.

Is Pelotonia a 501(c)(3)?

Yes, Pelotonia is a 501(c)(3). Pelotonia’s 501(c)(3) status will undergo some changes in 2019. To learn more about these updates, click here.  If you would like further information about our Tax ID# or non-profit status, please email at pelotonia@pelotonia.org.

Does Pelotonia accept matching gift donations and if so, how do I apply?

Yes, Pelotonia accepts matching gifts. In order to apply for a matching gift, you will need to follow the process required by the individual company to which you are applying for the matching gift. Usually, the process will require you to start the process using an online portal or paper forms that can be obtained from an HR or charitable giving office. If you would like to check to see if a particular company has a matching gift program, please use the link in the response to the next FAQ.

How do I know if my company has a matching gift program?

Click here to determine whether a particular company has a matching gift program. Additional questions can be directed to The Ohio State University’s Matching Gift Coordinator at matchinggifts@osu.edu.

How do I identify Pelotonia as the entity to which a matching gift should be sent?

Matching gifts directed to Pelotonia must be processed through The Ohio State University Foundation. Because The Ohio State University Foundation processes all matching gifts directed to Pelotonia, you will not find Pelotonia listed as an entity to which a matching gift may be directed. Instead, you must direct the matching gift to The Ohio State University Foundation using either of the addresses below:

The Ohio State University Foundation
PO Box 710811
Columbus, Ohio 43271-0811

The Ohio State University Foundation
Attn: Matching Gifts
1480 W. Lane Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43221
Email: matchinggifts@osu.edu
Phone: 614-292-2141
Tax ID: 31-1145986

How long will it take for a matching gift to be processed?

There are a number of communications that must take place between the company that is matching a gift and The Ohio State University Foundation before a matching gift check is actually issued and recorded at Pelotonia. Please understand that it will take at least six weeks for matching gift paperwork to be processed. The actual matching gift check will not be issued until that paperwork process is completed. Additionally, please be aware that each company controls the schedule on which it issues matching gift checks. Many companies issue matching gift checks on a quarterly basis, while others may issue matching gifts checks only on a semi-annual or even annual basis. Thus, it is very important for you to familiarize yourself with a company’s matching gift policy and procedures at the time you apply for the gift so that you understand when Pelotonia is likely to actually receive the matching gift on your behalf. Pelotonia does not have the ability to change a company’s matching gift process. Additional questions regarding matching gift processing can be directed to The Ohio State University’s Matching Gift Coordinator at matchinggifts@osu.edu.

What if Pelotonia does not receive a matching gift on my behalf before the fundraising deadline?

It is very important that you monitor your Rider profile page to determine whether a certain matching gift has been received and recorded by Pelotonia, especially if you have applied for the matching gift less than six weeks before the fundraising deadline. If you have applied for a matching gift that you will need to reach your minimum fundraising commitment, and you do not believe the matching gift will be received and recorded by Pelotonia before the fundraising deadline, you must contact Pelotonia at pelotonia@pelotonia.org to identify the matching gift as pending. Please provide as much information as possible about the pending matching gift in your email. If Pelotonia is able to confirm with The Ohio State University Foundation that the paperwork for the matching gift at issue is in process, Pelotonia will record the matching gift as a pending pledge just prior to the fundraising deadline so that your credit card will not be immediately charged for the amount of the matching gift that is pending. Please note, however, that if Pelotonia receives additional information indicating that the matching gift at issue will not be made or, if for any reason, Pelotonia does not ultimately receive the matching gift within a reasonable amount of time after the fundraising deadline has passed, you are still responsible for meeting your entire minimum fundraising commitment and your card will be charged to fulfill your commitment unless you contact Pelotonia to make other arrangements.

Can I link my Kroger Community Rewards to Pelotonia?

Yes, if you designate Pelotonia on your Kroger Community Rewards profile, a portion of what you spend at Kroger will be donated to Pelotonia at set intervals throughout the year. In order to continue donating your Kroger Community Rewards to Pelotonia, you will need to re-enroll in the program after April 1st each year, regardless of when you initially signed up. PLEASE NOTE, however, that due to a change in Kroger’s privacy policy, we are no longer able to automatically apply your Community Rewards to a specific participant. If you are interested in having your Community Rewards allocated to a participant, you will need to follow the following steps on a quarterly basis. If you do not follow these steps, your Community Rewards will still be allocated to Pelotonia; however, they will be allocated to our General Donation Fund. One month after the quarter is over, log into your Kroger profile and view your Account Settings page (https://customer.kroger.com/ProfileSummary.aspx). In the bottom-right corner, you will see the total Community Rewards you accumulated the previous quarter. Print this page (please make sure a date stamp prints on the page), write the Rider ID you would like the funds allocated to, and mail the print-out to the Pelotonia office at 351 W. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, OH 43215. Below is the Community Rewards quarter schedule for your reference:

  • Q1: May 1 – July 31 (Print and mail to Pelotonia on or after September 1st)
  • Q2: August 1 – October 31 (Print and mail to Pelotonia on or after December 1st)
  • Q3: November 1 – January 31 (Print and mail to Pelotonia on or after March 1st)
  • Q4: February 1 – April 30 (Print and mail to Pelotonia on or after June 1st)

Can I make a stock donation?

Yes, you are able to make a stock donation to Pelotonia. The stock donation will actually be made to The Ohio State University Foundation and then routed to Pelotonia on your behalf. Click here for instructions on making a stock donation and to complete the Charitable Gift Form. For questions, please contact your personal broker or call Pelotonia at 614-221-6100 and select the option for Donation Questions.

Donor-Advised Funds?

If you wish to make a Donor-Advised Fund contribution to Pelotonia, please ask the administrator of your DAF to issue a check payable to The Ohio State University Foundation (Federal Tax-ID 31-1145986). A note of instruction should be included providing the fund designation (Pelotonia Fund for Cancer – 313084) and the name of the Rider or Peloton you wish to support.

The check should be mailed to:

The Ohio State University Foundation
Attn: Gift Processing
1480 W Lane Ave
Columbus OH 43221

Once your gift is received by The Ohio State University, they will notify Pelotonia so that your gift can be recognized on the Pelotonia fundraising website, and properly credited to the Rider or Peloton you designated.

Peloton Questions

What are Pelotons?

A Peloton is a great way for a group of five or more individuals to share their experience. The Peloton members can include Riders, Virtual Riders, or Volunteers. In addition to the individual member profile pages, a separate Peloton profile page allows you to highlight your Peloton roster and your motivation for riding. Peloton members can share donations made to the Peloton as a whole and/or can share funds raised by individual members. Funds may only be shared with fellow Peloton members.

How do I activate my Peloton on the website?

All 2017 Pelotons were pre-activated for our registration launch so there is no need to activate those for 2018 if you had a team in 2017.  Once a Captain is registered, the Captain is the only Peloton member that will currently appear as a member of the Peloton until the end of March.

Currently, Pelotonia Captains and Administrators do not have the ability to approve/deny members requests or manually add members by their Rider ID numbers.  This functionality will be updated by the beginning of April. All Peloton member requests made during February – April are being stored in our system, and will populate in Pelotonia Captain and Administrators profiles once the functionality is available.

If a participant did NOT request to join your Peloton during registration, Captains will need to please save their request & Rider ID number. Captains will be able to manually add them to their Peloton once this functionality is available.

If you wish to create a new Peloton for 2018, please reach out to pelotonia@pelotonia.org to get you started.

How can I join a Peloton?

To request to join a Peloton, you must select a Peloton from the drop-down during the Registration process.  If you didn’t request a Peloton during the Registration process, but you meant to, please email pelotonia@pelotonia.org and we can get this submitted.

Riders, Virtual Riders, and Volunteers will not show up under a Peloton until the end of March/beginning of April when Peloton Captains and Administrators will have the ability to review all of the Peloton member requests.   You are not a member of the Peloton until you have been accepted by the Captain.

When is the last day I can join a Peloton?

Peloton Captains must add all Peloton members by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, August 3, 2018.

Why can I be a member of only one Peloton?

Participants can be a member of only one Peloton because membership can involve sharing funds and funds may only be shared among Peloton members.

Can Pelotonia help connect me to a Peloton?

Yes! Pelotonia would be happy to help connect you to a Peloton that would be a good fit for you based on your location and riding preferences. Please contact Jill Londino at jlondino@pelotonia.org to get started.

How can Pelotons share funds?

Pelotonia Captains can share funds two ways among Peloton members:

  • A Peloton’s general funds may be shared among individual Peloton Riders who still need additional funds to reach their minimum fundraising commitment.
  • An individual Peloton member’s funds in excess of his/her minimum fundraising commitment may be distributed to another Peloton Rider who still needs additional funds to reach his/her minimum fundraising commitment.

*All requests to share funds in either of these scenarios MUST be inputted to our system by the Peloton Captain by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, October 12, 2018.

*Please remember that a High Roller cannot share funds below $5,000, nor can he/she receive funds to get to his/her $5,000 commitment. Similarly, Virtual Riders cannot share funds below $100, nor can he/she receive funds to get to his/her $100 commitment.

How do I gain support for my Peloton?

There’s no right or wrong way to build momentum for your Peloton, but our staff can help you focus on tips & tricks that are proven to increase engagement. We’ll work with you to establish Peloton guidelines, utilize our resources, set up a recruitment kick-off, design jerseys – really anything you need! Please contact Jill at jlondino@pelotonia.org to get started.

Can I change the name of my Peloton?

Yes, the Peloton Captain can change the name of your Peloton by emailing Jill at jlondino@pelotonia.org with the current Peloton name and the new Peloton name.

Can I change the Captain of my Peloton?

Yes, the Peloton Captain can be changed to a new participant by emailing Jill at jlondino@pelotonia.org with the new Captain’s Rider ID.

 

Volunteer Questions

Do Volunteers have a minimum fundraising commitment?

There is no fundraising requirement for Volunteers but fundraising is certainly encouraged. Just think, if every Volunteer raises just $100, we can donate another $300,000 more toward life-saving cancer research. Volunteers can create a profile, share stories and use all of the same fundraising tools as Riders.

Where and when can I volunteer?

Pelotonia will host Volunteers for pre-event activities, at the Opening Ceremony, at every start and finish location, every rest stop along the route on Saturday and Sunday, and for post event activities. We also have a Summer Assistance option if you are unable to volunteer during event weekend. For more detailed locations, activities and shifts, check out the Volunteer Registration page or the Volunteer Activities descriptions page.

How do I confirm what Volunteer Activity I signed up for?

To review the Volunteer Activity you are registered for, select “Login/Search” from the upper right-hand corner of the website. Once logged in, under the “Manage My Profile” section in your Volunteer profile, select “Volunteer Activities” to see your selection(s).

How do I switch or delete my Volunteer Activity?

Click the “Login/Search” button in the top right-hand corner of the Pelotonia website. Once logged in, under the “Manage My Profile” section in your Volunteer profile, select “Volunteer Activities” to edit or delete your selection.

Why won’t the site let me register as a Volunteer if I am already registered as a Rider?

The website recognizes each email address only one time. If you are a registered rider and would also like to register as a Volunteer, please create a Volunteer profile using a separate email address. Please make sure to check both email addresses frequently as important information will be communicated only by email.

What is the minimum age to volunteer?

You must be at least 14 years old to volunteer. To register as a Minor Volunteer, please visit the Minor Volunteer Registration page. Minor Volunteers are required to have an accompanying Adult Rider participate with them. The accompanying Adult Rider associated with this Minor Rider must be registered prior to completing this registration, as their Rider ID is requested during the registration process. Minor Volunteers are not permitted to work at the Beer and Wine Tent during the Opening Ceremony.

Please note the Minor Rider registration process has changed from 2017, so you do not need to manually submit signed waivers to Pelotonia.

Can my children accompany me while I volunteer?

All Volunteers must be registered and the minimum age for Volunteers is 14 years old. Please refrain from bringing small children with you during your Volunteer Activity. If you would like to have your family join you at a start, rest stop or finish line, we encourage them to come and cheer on Riders but please arrange for another adult to monitor your children during your shift that you are able to focus on your volunteer responsibilities.

What should I wear when volunteering?

All Pelotonia Volunteers will receive a t-shirt upon arrival at their first shift. Please note that if you plan to volunteer for more than one activity or shift you will receive only one t-shirt. In addition to the supplied t-shirt, we suggest wearing lightweight fabrics, comfortable shoes, and sunscreen. Please keep in mind that all activities are outdoors and volunteers will likely be on their feet for a majority of their selected shift(s).

What should I bring when volunteering?

Volunteers are welcome to bring sunscreen, water bottles, a small cooler or snacks, especially if you have any special dietary requirements.

How will I receive further details regarding my Volunteer shift(s)?

Your Lead Volunteers for the Volunteer Activity you selected will contact you with information prior to Pelotonia weekend. The earlier you register, the more often you are likely to hear from your Lead Volunteer. If you haven’t heard from your Lead Volunteer by July 16th or if you have a specific question for your Lead Volunteer, please contact them. You will be able to find his/her contact information under “My Information: My Volunteer Activities” section when you are logged into your profile.

What is required of a Photography Volunteer?

There are no specific requirements to be a Photography Volunteer. However, we do ask that you supply your own camera or additional equipment. As we get closer to the event, your Lead Volunteer will contact you with further details. Your location will be decided by you and your Lead Volunteer after you register as a Photography Volunteer. After Pelotonia weekend your Lead Volunteer will communicate all necessary information on how to upload photos taken during Pelotonia weekend.

*Please note: Only Volunteers who have registered through the Pelotonia website will be considered Pelotonia Volunteers and will receive details surrounding their Volunteer Activity.

Manage My Profile

How do I edit my profile?

To create and edit your profile once you have registered, simply click “Login” at the top right corner of the website and enter the email address and password you created when you registered. This will bring you to the main page on your personal profile.

Personal Story: Don’t forget to add your own personal story or message to be seen by the public at the text box at the center of the screen.  Make sure to hit “Save” after making any changes.

Personal Information: This area will allow you to change your email, password, as well as personal information like name, address, etc.  Please remember that when you change your email address, this changes your login email address as well.

Solicit Donors / Fundraising Letter: Access our sample fundraising letter and feel free to add your own twist.  You can then use this to print or email to potential donors.

Vanity URL: You have the ability to customize your URL to make it easier for the public to reach your profile page. For example: pelotonia.org/doug

Stretch Goal: Why settle for just reaching the minimum? Setting your own stretch goal is a great way to inspire yourself and your donors to make as big of an impact on cancer research as possible. Setting a stretch goal will not change your fundraising commitment so there’s no downside to being courageous. You will never be charged for any amount you try to raise in excess of the required fundraising commitment you accept.

RSI Challenge: Complete the Rider Safety Initiative (RSI).

There are additional resources within this area including training tips, safety videos, rider agreements, and more.  Please make sure to review all of these sections.